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Gift of birdwatching: Eastern whippoorwill

In the Randy Travis song, “Deeper Than the Holler,” the country crooner uses natural phenomena to describe how grand is his love for his significant other. In the final line of the refrain, the lover says he will love the beloved “longer than the song of the Whip-poor-will,” which leads us to this week’s Gift of Bird Watching: the Eastern whip-poor-will.
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Tips for Avoiding Deer While Driving

Iowa is currently ranked seventh in the nation for most animal collisions in 2021 and deer make up a lot of those accidents- Iowa State Patrol District 4 Resource Officer Shelby McCreedy says deer will be more on the move as we head into harvest season. She reminds motorists to be aware of your surroundings and know what to do incase of an incident.
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North Iowa Outdoors: Animal Tracks and Signs Day Camp Scheduled

Do you know any 6-9 year old children who love animals and the outdoors? If so, the Winnebago County Conservation Board invites you to bring them to Thorpe Park for the Animal Tracks and Signs Day Camp. The camp will be held at the Thorpe Park shelter house on Saturday morning, August 14th, from 9:00 AM until noon. Thorpe Park is located five miles west of Forest City on 345th/”I” Street.
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Simmons opens 275,000-SF pet food plant in Iowa

The pet food company of Siloam Springs-based poultry producer Simmons Foods recently opened the first phase of a $100 million plant in Dubuque, Iowa. The 275,000-square-foot Simmons Pet Food plant is expected to provide 270 new jobs when the second phase is completed in April 2022. In December 2020, the...
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Floppy ears, fuzzy tails at the 2021 Southern Iowa Fair

The bleachers filled with anticipation for the 2021 4-H & FFA Rabbit Show at the Southern Iowa Fair grounds on Wednesday evening. Floppy ears and fluffy tails filled the ring as the show began. Judge Zach Sauer conversed with exhibitors and examined animals. The result for the show are as...
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A Fun Event Featuring Carrots Is Tomorrow

A fun event featuring carrots will be taking place tomorrow with a local health department. The Dallas County Health Department is hosting a Kick it with Carrots outdoor event that will take place on the South Lawn of the Carnegie Library at 10:15 a.m. tomorrow and no registration is required to attend.
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Simmons Opens $100M Pet Food Operation in Iowa

Simmons Pet Food marked the official opening of its $100 million canned pet food operation in Dubuque, IA. The facility spans 275,000 square feet. It’s expected to bring at least 270 jobs to the community. The opening ceremony began with a gathering of team members and community officials and a...
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Eastern Iowans Exposed to Rabid Bat at Omaha Zoo

Some forty Iowans, including several from the Cedar Rapids area, are undergoing treatment for rabies after potentially coming into contact with a rabid bat at a zoo in Omaha, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette. More than 180 people in all were asked to get the rabies post-exposure prophylaxis, which...
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Todd Burras: These aerial insectivores are swift fliers

If you’ve ever been strolling through downtown Ames during this time of year and heard unusual clicking sounds overhead or seen several small birds swooping and gliding just above the buildings, you’ve been witness to some of the avian world’s coolest yet most unnoticed aerial acrobats: chimney swifts. After spending...
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Simmons Pet Food opens new plant in Iowa

DUBUQUE, IOWA — Simmons Pet Food officially opened its new pet food cannery in Dubuque July 21, the result of a $100 million investment to amplify its total wet pet food production capacity. “Today, Dubuque, Iowa became part of the Simmons Pet Food family,” said Scott Salmon, president of Simmons...